Starring: George Costigan, who has recently appeared on TV in Gentleman Jack, Line of Duty and Happy Valley. Best known for portraying Bob in the 1987 film Rita, Sue and Bob Too. Other film credits include: Shirley Valentine and Calendar Girls.

Richard Standing, best known for playing Danny Hargreaves in Coronation Street. Other TV credits include: Doctors, Casualty, The Bill, Holby City and Silent Witness. 

Kirsty Stuart, recently on TV in Call The Midwife, Shetland and Outlander, joins us fresh from her triumph in the eponymous role of The Duchess of Malfi at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum.

Travelling to the small towns and remote village halls scattered throughout Scotland and Wales, the Fantastic Francis Hardy, together with his indefatigably loyal wife, Grace, and their born-into-show-business manager, Teddy, promises healing to the hopeless and restoration for the sick and suffering.

Each of their stories in turn sheds shifting shards of light on events. Only one thing is certain however, Faith Healer Francis is at the mercy of his ‘unreliable’ gift. So where does truth lie? Showman? Con-man? Villain? Victim?

A haunting exploration of love, loss, belief and sacrifice, Faith Healer is often funny, passionate and tender. It will take you to the heart of what it means to love, struggle and believe.

Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. Author of Translations and Dancing At Lughnasa, Faith Healer is considered his masterpiece. 

Faith Healer runs until Sunday, 3 November, 2.00pm at Pitlochry, followed by a Highlands and Islands Tour in partnership with Eden Court, Inverness, 5-16 November:

Tue 5 Nov | Carnegie Hall, Clashmore, Dornoch
Wed 6 Nov | Orkney Theatre Arts, Kirkwall Grammar School
Fri 8 Nov | Macphail Centre, Ullapool
Sat 9 Nov | Strathearn Artspace, Crieff
Mon 11 Nov | Aros Centre, Skye
Thu 14 – Sat 16 Nov | Eden Court, Inverness

For tickets from Eden Court online: click here

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"Beautiful, measured BRILLIANCE" 

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“MASTERFUL and MESMERISING”

Stage
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“Broodingly intense production… in the hands of Elizabeth Newman and her STAGGERING CAST.”

Herald
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“The three performances are so POWERFUL as to radiate their own distinct atmosphere.”

Times
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“a BRILLIANTLY ORIGINAL imagining… tight and ATMOSPHERIC”

Sunday Herald
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“A WELL-DESERVED OVATION at the curtain call.”

Wee Review
  • Writers

    Brian Friel

    Plays include Hedda Gabler (after Ibsen), The Home Place, Performances, Three Plays After (Afterplay, The Bear, The Yalta Game), Uncle Vanya (after Chekhov), Give Me Your Answer Do!, Molly Sweeney (New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play), Wonderful Tennessee, A Month in the Country (after Turgenev), The London Vertigo (Charles Macklin), Dancing at Lughnasa (3 Tony Awards including Best Play, New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Olivier Award for Best Play), Making History, The Communication Cord, American Welcome, Three Sisters (after Chekhov), Translations, Aristocrats (Evening Standard Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play), Faith Healer, Living Quarters, Volunteers, The Freedom of the City, The Gentle Island, The Mundy Scheme, Crystal and Fox, Lovers: Winners and Losers, The Loves of Cass Maguire, Philadelphia Here I Come!

    Brian Friel was a member of Aosdana, the society of Irish artists, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Companion of Literature, Royal Society of Literature and the Irish Academy of Letters.  He was awarded the Ulysses Medal by University College, Dublin.

    Brian Friel died in October 2015.

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